Ascent of White Mountain on 2016-11-05

Climber: Mat Kelliher

Date:Saturday, November 5, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:White Mountain
    Elevation:6250 ft / 1905 m

Ascent Trip Report

***Sierra Club Outing***
led by Mat Kelliher, Bill Simpson, Jimmy Quan, May Tang

Second day of three day weekend to knock out all of the HPS peaks in the Cobblestone area. Started out in the dark from trailhead for Sewart, White #2, and Cobblestone. Great use trail all the way; some deadfall in places but these were usually easily gotten around by following pretty well developed use trails around these obstacles. We stashed water at a couple of places along the way; the first at the bottom of Sewart before starting up the ridge system that connect White-Cobblestone Saddle and the base of Sewart. The second stash was at the White-Cobblestone Saddle. We knocked out White #2 first; in part because we felt it would be easier to do it prior to doing Cobblestone, but mostly because Mark Butski was going to finish the HPS on one of those peaks, and Cobblestone is a much more impressive peak to Finish on than White. Twenty one people started out and summited Sewart and White, twenty summited Cobblestone. Nice day, good weather.

After finishing up we headed back to our camp at the Cobblestone Trailhead where Virginia Simpson was waiting with a feast of homemade Baby Back Ribs along with homemade baked beans with bacon, salads, rolls, and a couple of cakes to celebrate Bill's Birthday on Nov 4 (as well as Mark's List Finish!!). My wife Tanya drove up with Virginia Saturday afternoon and helped get everything ready. There was so much food that everyone ate to their fill and beyond, a great party and lots of fun.

About 12 hours from start to finish; Mileage and gain for entire hike: 13.8 miles, 6,450' gain

Our group consisted of:
Bill Simpson
Jimmy Quan
May Tang
Mary Varalyay
Ryan Lynch
Fiona McGinty
Aimee Shocket
George White
Dave Endres
John Tevelin
Mike Manning
Mike Dillenback
Rod Kieffer
Valerie Norton
Christine Riley
Mark Butski
Jorge Estrada
Diana Estrada
Peter Kudlinski
Tracey Thomerson

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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